Written by: Khalif Thompson
The one thing we love from our mainstream artists is when they give back to their communities, let alone when they give to crippling debted black college students.
Travis Scott's return trip continued over the weekend as he performed at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, and he's now aiming to give back to the community with his Cactus Jack Foundation.
La Flame committed $1 million to 100 Black college students attending HBCUs through his Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund, which he named after his grandpa.
All of the awardees are second-semester senior students with GPAs more than 3.5 who required financial aid in order to acquire their degrees and graduate on time.
Scott made in a statement, “Excellence abounds in every Black household, but too often opportunity does not – and Black students are left behind or counted out,” Scott said
“So that’s what my family and I set out to change. We congratulate all 100 scholarship recipients this year. I know we will see great things from them – and we are already looking forward to increasing our work next year.”
Alabama A&M University, Central State University, Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, Morehouse College, Texas Southern University, Grambling State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Prairie View A&M University are among the colleges represented by the Travis grant recipients.
Travis hasn't released any singles in 2022 other than a guest appearance on Southside's "Hold That Heat" alongside Future. He did, however, play an unreleased music named "Lost Forever" during the BBMAs, which many anticipate may be his next single.